Saturday, November 18, 2017

Medina Highpoint Resort

Medina Highpoint Resort
Medina, TX
November 2018

For several years now, I have wanted to visit the Texas Gulf Coast.  Its all about the birds that make the coast their winter home...beautiful birds like Roseate Spoonbills, White Ibises, Whooping Cranes and the list could go on and on.  Unfortunately, Harvey beat us there !

A stop we had planned to make on our way south was Medina Highpoint Resort in the heart of Texas Hill Country.  

Lucky for us, we were  able to reserve the month of November.  Craig Newton, (general manager) and his staff were incredibly welcoming and an important part of helping us feel at home here.
MHR is the fifth different RVC Outdoor Destinations property we have visited.  
This 95 acre plot was added to the Outdoor Destination roster in 2013.  It is a beautiful and natural setting atop the Edwards Plateau.  
I took this photo from the overlook on the Bigfoot Trail (located on MHR property) which winds its way up (and up and up) the hill. 

The Ranch House was built in 1948.  It's limestone exterior along with pecan wood floors, chandeliers, and heavy doors are original to the house.  

Today, it offers suites, a commercial kitchen, and wrap around porch (1,500 ft. covered) for just a few or a large group.

Behind the Ranch House is what is now called The Retreat.  In its day, it was a studio for artists.


Joe and I aren't "pool" people, but the infinity pool is certainly inviting even if you don't want to swim.  

The sound of the running water surrounded by huge trees and tropical plants was a very nice surprise.

 And look what I found...

The Bigfoot Trail is a short 2 mile hike if you hike to the end and back.  Don't let the distance fool you, it's quite a workout. 

There are benches along the way and two overlooks at the top.  And yes, a pretty spectacular view too.

Can you see the bridge?

We discovered a cave...

with a bridge.

This little hill is visible from our site and Jack has made himself at home.  He leads us to the grassy field everyday to play ball.

When you come to explore this beautiful part of our grand country called the Texas Hill Country, there is simply no place more beautiful and inviting than Medina Highpoint Resort to call home.  Fall has been especially pretty !  Just a few more pictures I liked...

Until next time...



  1. Wow, never heard of this place and yes it looks inviting by your great photos. I will make a note of your stop, who knows we might be in the Texas Hill Country one day. Those are the bananas that we have in the Philippines and the red flower is good for a salad.

    1. That is so cool about the bananas...I would never have thought that beautiful pod was edible! You and Steve would love Medina Highpoint Lisa. It’s like a state park, but with full hook-ups and all the amenities in a very natural and beautiful area.

  2. Love Texas Hill country travelled and camped through those areas many years ago. Amazing scenery and hospitality. Enjoy your time there, In around Rockport and Port Aransas is very good for bird watching too.

  3. I love the Texas Hill country. My father was born and raised there and we visited many times. Nothing beats it.

  4. What a beautiful place to stay! Now I wonder, are you going to skip the Gulf Coast entirely and reroute???

    1. We are headed to the Destin, FL area for December, then to Georgia for the first of January. After that we return to Tucson (checking in Feb 12) to take care of doctor visits and to see everybody. We might stop by Rockport, TX on the way back to check it out. Will you & Hans be in Tucson anytime winter 2018?

  5. What a lovely place to spend a fall month. Love the cave with that cool bridge. Jack looks so cute running down the road. He does love to play ball. Good to see all the tan clan:)

    1. It always amazes me how quickly Jack gets the lay of the land...he knows exactly where to go.

  6. What a beautiful place to spend a month - such a diversity of views and flora. The ranch house is beautiful and looks brand new! That cave and bridge look really interesting.

  7. Hi Gay and Joe! Just saw this article. Glad you had a great time while you were at Medina Highpoint Resort. -Craig Newton